It began with my first ultrasound, when the technician said,
"Mrs. Hall, you are carrying a girl, TEXT BOOK GIRL. Those three lines there, ALL GIRL."
So we named her Lola. I put the song (Lola) on the ipod, playing and singing along whilst in the car. Pancake and I danced and sang it in the shower whilst she 'washed' the baby---my belly. Awww . . . belly love . . .
Then, I went through all of Pancake's clothes and pitched any that were gender neutral or even remotely boyish. PITCHED 'EM ALL!!
As a result, Mac has all girl hand me downs. He loves wearing his sister's jammies the most. "Pancake's jammies!", he says while hugging his clothes. I encourage this.
Second, Mac lives in a female dominant house five days a week. His Momma is fully in charge. He has grown to love all manner of cute kitty videos on youtube. Cute bunny videos too. Then there is the Lolcats.com. He loves the wee kitties.
Then, the other night, after I finished painting my daughter's toes, Mac comes up and whips off his socks, all excited. So I painted his toes. After, he grabbed his chubby little feet and lifted them up while exclaiming, "IMMA PRINCESSS!!!"
Mmmmhmmm, um, that boy needs some of his Daddy, STAT!!!
But, I can say this. Daddy was here this weekend, just like every weekend. We had a scrumptious Sunday dinner of wild salmon, brown rice and asparagus. So tasty the asparagus! Mac mowed them down, wood chipper style. Then he got to share a cookie (macadamia nut) with his Daddy. His eyes lite up. "COOKIE!!!" He hollered.
Mr. Hall broke the cookie in half and handed it to Mac. "COOKIE!!!" He hollered again. THEN
He looked right at me and said, "MOMMY!!! COOKIEEE!!!"
And handed me half of his cookie.
I was floored by this. OOF!!!! Sniff, sniff, unbearable Mommy pride, sniff sniff, tearing up.... I smiled and said, "Oh thank you honey! Mommy is so proud of you sharing like such a good boy!"
A cookie never tasted so sweet ;)
SO NOW, let's all enjoy the gayest referee ever :)